Robert Winn

Associate vice chancellor for community-based practice and director, University of Illinois Cancer Center

Biography

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Dr. Robert Winn (click on image to download)

Dr. Robert Winn is a physician-scientist and a keen proponent of the “bench to community” model. His basic science research, which has been supported by multiple National Institutes of Health and Veterans Affairs Merit awards, focuses on the mechanisms that drive the proliferation cancer and on the role of cellular senescence in lung cancer. He is a principal investigator on several community-based projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute, including the All of Us Precision Medicine Initiative.

As part of the leadership team at UI Health’s Mile Square Health Center, Winn helped develop an innovative model for the delivery of health care for the newest Mile Square facility, which opened in 2014. The center offers an unprecedented range of specialty services on site. It is the only federally qualified health center in Chicago to offer urgent care — a departure from the typical community clinic.

Winn was named director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center in 2015. He is a member of the National Cancer Policy Forum and of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Subject areas

  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Health disparities
  • Community-based health care
  • Cancer research

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